Learn How To Use The Healing Power of Sound For Disease

Learn How To Use Sound Healing For Breast CancerBy: Andrea Garvey, CHHC, RYT, and Co-Publisher of Creations Magazine.

Sound Shifts Our Energy and Therefore Our Thoughts and Feelings
Think of the times you have listened to soothing classical music, or sung a baby to sleep with a lullaby. Did you ever experience the power of voices raised in songs of protest, or wallow in the “he/ she did me wrong” song? How about deriving positive energy from “I Will Survive”? These are everyday ways that we use sound to change or enhance our moods. Intentional spiritual music and chanting can be even more effective, but whether we listen/sing with awareness or not, sound is a powerful transformer.

So, How Does it Work?
Everything in the universe is in a state of vibration – from the orbits of the planets around our sun, to the movement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom, every organ, bone, tissue and cell in the body has it’s own separate resonant frequency. Together, they make up a composite frequency, a harmonic that is your own personal vibration.

How Do We Measure Vibration?
Vibration is measured in Hertz (Hz) or cycles per second. We may be most familiar with this in terms of an orchestra tuning to the standard note “A” vibrating at 440 Hz. All notes have their own particular vibration. As humans, we hear within a range of 16 to 26,000 Hz (sounds above 26,000 Hz are called ultrasonic). The slower a sound vibrates, the lower we perceive it. The faster a sound vibrates, the higher we perceive it. Colors are vibrating as well, with red the lower end of the spectrum and violet at the higher. Higher or lower does not mean that one is “better” than the other!

Sound and Disease
Disease may occur when an organ or another portion of the body is vibrating “out of tune”. Through the principle of resonance, sound can be used to change disharmonious frequencies of the body back to their normal, healthful vibrations. This principle behind changing vibration through sound is called entrainment. Entrainment is the ability of more powerful rhythmic vibrations of one object to change the less powerful rhythmic vibrations of another object causing them to synchronize their rhythms with the first object. This is the reason why, after listening to, playing, or singing music, we may notice our mood has completely shifted. This same process of entrainment can be used to bring the body/mind back towards a state of health.

Sound can dissolve obstructions. A practical use of sound applied in today’s medical field, is through the use of a lithotripter machine, which can dissolve gallstones and kidney stones by bombarding them with sound waves.

An Important Key
Intention is the purpose behind the sound. By the power of our intention, we invite transformation. Intention encompasses the overall state of the person making or receiving the sound — the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Is the conscious intent to heal or to hurt, or is there no specific purpose at all? When we align with the purpose of the higher self or “divine will,” we become a vehicle for sacred sound.

Our formula is: Sound + Intention = Healing.

A Sound Meditation to Increase Your JOY

  • Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
  • Sit comfortably with the back straight and eyes gently closed.
  • Focus on your breath, following the flow of air at the nostrils.
  • Take a moment to ground yourself by imagining a cord of light extending downwards from your tailbone or first chakra, deep into the earth.
  • Once you feel connected, bring your attention to your heart chakra at the center of your chest. Breathe into the heart.
  • Now picture someone or something that gives you great JOY. Something that makes you smile when you think of it (this could be a person, pet, a place, an experience).
  • Focus on this feeling of joy and visualize this joy as a light in your heart space.
  • Feel this JOY begin to expand, filling the chest with light.
  • On your next exhalation, chant the syllable “Haa”. Continue to breathe into the heart joy and light on the inhale, and exhale on Haa.
  • Let the tone of the sound be one that feels natural to you. Feel the vibration in your heart and slowly let it expand until your JOY fills your whole body. When you feel complete, just rest in the vibration of JOY, breathing quietly.

JOY is the highest vibration, so know that you have raised your vibration to one of health, vitality and happiness.

Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine
Andrea Garvey, CHHC, RYT, is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and a Young Living Essential Oils Executive and Educator. A former professional opera singer, Andrea loves using her intuitive voice for healing and empowering others, and maintains a private practice in Greenlawn, NY. A yoga practitioner for over 40 years, Andrea teaches at Inner Spirit Yoga in East Northport, NY, and offers special workshops focusing on the Chakra System, EFT and Sound Healing. Follow her blog at: http://www.breastcanceryoga.com. Contact her at: andrea@creationsmagazine.com. Andrea and her husband Neil publish Creations Magazine (www.creationsmagazine.com). Subscribe at: creationsmagazine.com/bits/Subscribe.html

Restorative Yoga Pose “High Cobra” For Breast Cancer Survivors

High Cobra With Andrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Andrea Garvey, of Creations Magazine

Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500.

High Cobra yoga pose uses your own body weight along with gravity to tone and condition muscles. An easy exercises that can be done almost anywhere. This flowing yoga pose benefits women recovering from breast cancer because they can tone the pectoral muscles which lie underneath the breasts. Strong pectoral muscles provide a strong surface for breast tissue to sit on. This exercises also work the triceps, the muscles at the backs of the arms, which is an area a lot of women struggle with.

Benefits

  • Rejuvenate spine and relieves back stiffness
  • Great for lumbago, sciatica and prolapsed discs
  • Strengthens spine and reduces low back pain
  • Lungs gain elasticity
  • Increases blood circulation to pelvic region & digestive tract
  • Relieves gas, bloating and cramping

Contraindications

  • Disc displacement or sharp back pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Abdominal surgery and inflammation
High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

High Cobra With Yoga Model Andrea Garvey of Creations Magazine

Instructions

  1. Begin on the belly with hands under shoulders, elbows in.
  2. INHALE, root down and engage buttocks and legs, lift head and chest, continue to
    lengthen out through the legs.
  3. Press into arms and hands right after you lift through LOW COBRA (elbows stay bent)
    with pelvis on the ground.
  4. Do not straighten arms if the pelvis lifts off the ground.
  5. Repeat 5 times if comfortable.
  6. INHALE, and sustain HIGH COBRA for 3 breath.
  7. EXHALE, lift hips and come back into Child’s Pose.

Please note that all chest and spine openers, as well as backbends should be modified if you are experiencing lymphedema or had surgery.

To experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is essential that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before you begin practicing yoga. It is also necessary that you follow a yogic diet that consists of a mainly vegetarian diet to enhance the benefits of yoga.

Diana RossAbout Diana Ross:  E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Sound and the Healing Voice – Part 1

by Andrea Garvey
 

Heart-JOY_MeditationSound shifts our energy and therefore our thoughts and feelings. Think of the times you have listened to soothing classical music, or sung a baby to sleep with a lullaby. Did you ever experience the power of voices raised in songs of protest, or wallow in the “he/she did me wrong” song? How about deriving positive energy from “I Will Survive”? These are every day ways that we use sound to change or enhance our moods. Intentional spiritual music and chanting can be even more effective, but whether we listen/sing with awareness or not, sound is a powerful transformer.

So, How Does it Work?

Everything in the universe is in a state of vibration – from the orbits of the planets around our sun, to the movement of electrons around the nucleus of an atom, every organ, bone, tissue and cell in the body has it’s own separate resonant frequency. Together, they make up a composite frequency, a harmonic that is your own personal vibration.

How Do We Measure Vibration?

Vibration is measured in Hertz (Hz) or cycles per second. We may be most familiar with this in terms of an orchestra tuning to the standard note “A” vibrating at 440 Hz. All notes have their own particular vibration. As humans, we hear within a range of 16 to 26,000 Hz (sounds above 26,000 Hz are called ultrasonic). The slower a sound vibrates, the lower we perceive it. The faster a sound vibrates, the higher we perceive it. Colors are vibrating as well, with red the lower end of the spectrum and violet at the higher. Higher or lower does not mean that one is “better” than the other!

Sound and Disease

Disease may occur when an organ or another portion of the body is vibrating “out of tune”. Through the principle of resonance, sound can be used to change disharmonius frequencies of the body back to their normal, healthful vibrations.  This principle behind changing vibration through sound is called entrainment. Entrainment is the ability of more powerful rhythmic vibrations of one object to change the less powerful rhythmic vibrations of another object causing them to synchronize their rhythms with the first object. This is the reason why, after listening to, playing, or singing music, we may notice our mood has completely shifted. This same process of entrainment can be used to bring the body/mind back towards a state of health.

Sound can dissolve obstructions. A practical use of sound applied in today’s medical field, is through the use of a lithotripter machine, which can dissolve gallstones and kidney stones by bombarding them with sound waves.

Chakra_Tune-up

An important key

Intention is the purpose behind the sound. By the power of our intention, we invite transformation. Intention encompasses the overall state of the person making or receiving the sound — the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Is the conscious intent to heal or to hurt, or is there no specific purpose at all? When we align with the purpose of the higher self or “divine will,” we become a vehicle for sacred sound. Our formula is: Sound + Intention = Healing.

A Sound Meditation to Increase Your JOY

Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.

Sit comfortably with the back straight and eyes gently closed.

Focus on your breath, following the flow of air at the nostrils.

Take a moment to ground yourself by imagining a cord of light extending downwards from your tailbone, deep into the earth.

Once you feel connected, bring your attention to your heart chakra at the center of your chest. Breathe into the heart.

Now picture someone or something that gives you great JOY. Something that makes you smile when you think of it (this could be a person, pet, a place, an experience).

Focus on this feeling of joy and visualize this joy as a light in your heart space.

Feel this JOY begin to expand, filling the chest with light.

On your next exhalation, chant the syllable “Haa”. Continue to breathe into the heart of joy and light on the inhale, and exhale on Haa.

Let the tone of the sound be one that feels natural to you. Feel the vibration in your heart and slowly let it expand until your JOY fills your whole body. When you feel complete, just rest in the vibration of JOY, breathing quietly.

JOY is the highest vibration, so know that you have raised your vibration to one of health, vitality and happiness.

Andrea Garvey, CHHC, RYT, is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and a Young Living Essential Oils Executive and Educator. A former professional opera singer, Andrea loves using her intuitive voice for healing and empowering others and maintains a private practice in Greenlawn, NY. A yoga practitioner for over 40 years, she teaches at Inner Spirit Yoga in East Northport, NY, and offers special workshops focusing on the Chakra System, EFT and Sound Healing. Contact her at: andrea@creationsmagazine.com. Andrea and her husband Neil publish Creations Magazine (www.creationsmagazine.com). Subscribe at: http://www.creationsmagazine.com/bits/Subscribe.html

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